This VR Company Films for CCTV, and Provides Technology for Low-End VR Cameras

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CFI’s take: Despite slow uptake in North America, virtual reality is gaining traction in China, to the point where even its biggest broadcaster is producing content for the new format. China’s virtual reality (VR) market is expected to expand more than four-fold in 2017 as more major players enter the industry, according to IDC’s forecasts released Read More

China’s Censors Briefly Lift Veil on Film Review Process

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Chinese television viewers caught a rare glimpse into the operations of their country's notoriously opaque film censorship process. Read More

Lawyer Sues Beijing TV for Making Fun of Henan Province

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Henan in central China is the butt of everyone’s jokes. Others around the country look down on Henan as the home of liars, lunatics, and thieves who will even steal the covers off manholes. Now, one Henanese lawyer has had enough. Read More

Lip-Syncing, Sexism Dominate Spring Festival Gala Criticism

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The world’s most watched broadcast has been losing viewers for years, and the 2017 edition didn’t win any back. Year in year out, the Spring Festival Gala hosted by China’s state broadcaster CCTV is a chance for the country’s ruling Communist Party to stoke patriotic sentiment, praise ethnic unity, and flex military muscle. It’s also Read More

CCTV International Rebrands as China Global Television Networks

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China Global Television Network (CGTN) covers all of CCTV's former foreign language channels and websites, which include Arabic, English, French, Russian, and Spanish broadcasts Read More

Baidu Denies Reports of $1 Billion Listing for iQiyi.com

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Baidu denied a report by The Wall Street Journal that it is planning a $1 billion listing for its streaming unit, iQiyi.com. Read More

Corrupt Chinese Officials Profiled, Pilloried on New TV Show

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Reality-style program reveals the sordid secrets of China’s money-grabbing elite. Read More

Hong Kong Film Awards Won’t Be Aired in Mainland China

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Broadcasts were canceled following the nomination of dystopian Hong Kong film Ten Years was nominated in the best picture category. Read More